New Health Research
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Exercise May Help You Survive a First Heart Attack

Are you one of the millions of Americans vowing to be more active this year? Well, if you needed extra motivation, here is more evidence that we should all make regular exercise a priority in our lives: People who are fit are more likely to survive their first heart attack, …

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Fitness Trends
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Raising the Barre: The Benefits of Ballet-Inspired Workouts

Originally reserved for dancers only, barre has morphed into the latest fitness craze with studios popping up in droves across the country. While a number of ballet-based workouts fall under the barre umbrella (Physique 57, The Bar Method and Pure Barre come to mind), most draw inspiration from the Lotte …

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Getting Fit

An Athletic Trainer’s Guide to the Best Fitness Apps

Health authorities, researchers, even the general public consistently point to technology as the reason behind our increasingly inactive society. Now, a growing number of health and fitness apps are turning that conventional wisdom on its head. In fact, the latest data suggests that smart phone technology actually acts as an …

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Fitness Tips

Fitness Face-Off: Cardio vs. Strength Training

Gym rats have been duking it out for decades over which is best: cardio or strength training. But whether you want to build muscle, ditch fat or enhance your cardiovascular fitness (or a combination of all three!), the healthiest approach is to do both—sometimes even within the same workout. But …

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Staying Fit

Choosing the Right Personal Trainer to Maximize Workouts

Setting foot in a gym can be as uncomfortable as your first day of high school if you’re unsure what to do. Or maybe you know where to start but struggle with follow through. Hiring a personal trainer not only ensures you’ll quickly learn your way around the gym (and …

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Staying Fit

6 Tips for Cold-Weather Workouts

Cold weather can derail even the most committed exercisers. In addition to the Herculean effort it requires to crawl out of a warm, toasty bed, inclement weather such as rain, sleet and snow presents particular safety challenges (black ice, hypothermia and frostbite, to name a few). But even as potential …

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Staying Fit

Maximize Your Treadmill Time

We’re designed to run, but on dark, dreary days, you may prefer to stay in shorts and a T-shirt and do so where it’s warm: indoors! Treadmills offer a convenient, challenging and calorie-burning workout, all in a self-created environment complete with favorite tunes, an engrossing novel, even a favorite TV …

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Fitness on a Budget

Low-Cost Tips to Get Fit

Think getting fit requires a pricey gym membership, personal trainer or expensive athletic equipment? You think like most Americans. Many people avoid exercise because they think it costs too much money. The reality: you can build a better body even when you’re on a budget. From workouts using your own …

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Active Lifestyles

Workout Woes: Is Your Fitness Tracker Making You Fat?

Technology is a beautiful thing – except when it lulls us into a false sense of security. And one area where all that high tech hoopla may be doing us a disservice is the fitness tracker craze. Those wearable devices that track everything from your steps to your heart rate …

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Maximizing Your Fitness

Why Lifting Weights Is As Important As Cardio

When it comes to weight loss and getting in shape, there’s no shortage of conflicting opinions. But here’s one thing that everyone should agree on: lifting weights and strength training have to go along with any cardio activity. This one-two punch is necessary for a properly balanced fitness approach. But …

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